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prosthetic

[ pros-thet-ik ]
/ prɒsˈθɛt ɪk /
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adjective
of or relating to an artificial body part or prosthesis: He was fitted for a prosthetic arm.
of or relating to the fields of surgical or dental prosthetics: advances in prosthetic technology.
of or relating to a substance, item, or process used to transform a person’s appearance temporarily, especially as a theatrical special effect: The final scene required painstaking application of prosthetic hair and skin.
noun
an artificial body part; a prosthesis: Hundreds of amputees volunteered to test the new prosthetics.
an appearance-altering substance or item applied temporarily to a person’s face or body, especially to create a theatrical special effect: Alien creatures are brought to life with realistic prosthetics.
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Origin of prosthetic

1735–40; <Modern Latin prostheticus, from Hellenistic Greek prosthetikós, equivalent to prósthet(os) “added on,” verbid of prostithе́nai “to add, put onto” (pros- pros-. + the-, stem of tithе́nai “to put, place” + -tos verbid suffix) + -ikos -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM prosthetic

pros·thet·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Medical definitions for prosthetic

prosthetic
[ prŏs-thĕtĭk ]

adj.
Serving as or relating to a prosthesis.
Of or relating to prosthetics.
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